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Read: Smart Home & DIY: How Residential Security Dealers Can Get With the Times

Smart Home & DIY: How Residential Security Dealers Can Get With the Times

New smart home technologies, providing more benefits and services, offer dealers tremendous growth potential over the next few years.

Read: How Competition in Home Security Is Driving Choice

How Competition in Home Security Is Driving Choice

DIY providers such as Ring and SimpliSafe made security systems more accessible to certain market segments, while also pressuring professional companies to launch DIY solutions of their own.

Read: Arlo Unveils DIY Security System With All-In-One Multisensor

Arlo Unveils DIY Security System With All-In-One Multisensor

The security system’s hub is said to be the first-of-its-kind to feature NFC technology so users can arm/disarm the system with a tap of their mobile device.

Read: DIY or Die? Why Security Pros Need to Get With the Times

DIY or Die? Why Security Pros Need to Get With the Times

While the emergence of this new sector has caused some market erosion, it has also brought fresh benefits and opportunities to professional full-service installation and monitored service businesses.

Read: Ecobee Partners With RapidSOS to Offer $10 Smart Home Monitoring

Ecobee Partners With RapidSOS to Offer $10 Smart Home Monitoring

Ecobee’s Complete Smart Security service will connect to local 911 agencies via RapidSOS to dispatch responders for break-ins and fires.

Read: Rapid7: Hackers Can Easily Disarm Fortress DIY Home Security System

Rapid7: Hackers Can Easily Disarm Fortress DIY Home Security System

A researcher discovered that the Fortress S03 WiFi home security system is vulnerable to unauthenticated API access and RF replay attacks.

Read: DIY Solutions and Pro Monitoring Offerings Blur Market Segments

DIY Solutions and Pro Monitoring Offerings Blur Market Segments

The home security market continues to grow as more pro providers offer DIY solutions and DIY brands add pro monitoring.

Read: Making the Business Case for Adding Video With Advanced Intelligence

Making the Business Case for Adding Video With Advanced Intelligence

The evolution of software-driven video management, access control and alarm system technologies has resulted in new business use cases.

Read: Survival Skills: Learning to Compete With the DIY Goliaths

Survival Skills: Learning to Compete With the DIY Goliaths

The industry is fast changing thanks to large market entrants, but that doesn’t mean the Davids can’t compete with DIY — and win big.

Read: Get a Clue, Gizmodo. Pro-Installed Smart Home Gear <i>Is</i> Worth It.

Get a Clue, Gizmodo. Pro-Installed Smart Home Gear Is Worth It.

Mainstream consumer media like Gizmodo still don’t seem to realize that professional smart home installation is an option compared to DIY.

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